Today's reclaimed century-old wood, comes from an era when wood was abundant and used as a major building material in Asia and other continents. With the rise of the industrial revolution, sawmills were often the core of many cities, providing an abundant supply of timber.
The massive but largely unsustainable logging of recent years has meant that there is less and less timber available for construction. The ecological equivalent of newly harvested timber, reclaimed wood, is mainly used for the production of exclusive furniture and decorative objects such as desks and mirror frames. Reclaimed wood is a stylish and popular choice for decorating commercial spaces and modern homes. The tight grain of wood, which can be over 100 years old, gives a resilient and unique oriental feel to homes, offices and even commercial premises.
Important: all our wood products are carefully treated before they are placed on the market. Products that have been stained should only be cleaned with a slightly damp or dry soft cloth. The use of oil, varnish or wax can damage the hand staining and does not help to maintain the material!
Surfaces treated with natural or pickled varnish may require care to maintain and extend the healthy life of the products.
Not all recycled wood is FSC certified, but it is useful to be aware of the rules that apply to recycled wood. To qualify as FSC-certified post-consumer wood, the reclaimed wood must have been used once and must have reached the end of its “useful life” for its original purpose.